✔ Korean salt, alkaline
✔ Source of minerals
✔ 2x roasted
✔ Versatile to us
These days, our diet contains much less nutrients than, say, 50 years ago. But today we need more nutrients to break down pollutants and chemicals in our bodies. Minerals activate vitamins and trigger enzymes that remove waste. No vitamins without minerals. Salt ensures that nutrients are properly transported through our body and absorbed into our cells.
What’s special about bamboo salt, is that it contains a very high concentration of minerals. Bamboo salt is therefore far more than an aromatic seasoning. It is an easy and natural way to add extra nutritional strength to your food every day. Sprinkle this powerful bamboo salt over your food or soak up some salt crystals every day. Bamboo salt is very salty and it has a high sulphur content, which you can also taste. After a while that taste fades and you can even taste some sweetness.
Bamboo salt (Jukyeom) is a special type of salt from Korea. It was first produced there 1000 years ago by monks as a health remedy for the people in Korea. It is produced in the traditional way and by hand, through roasting.
Each time bamboo salt is roasted, once, twice or 9 times, the quality goes up. More impurities are removed and the concentration of minerals in the salt goes up. The colour also gets darker and darker. Bamboo salt roasted 9 times is therefore called purple salt. It takes 3 years to roast bamboo salt 9 times!
The roasting process also gives the salt a high sulphur content. This makes bamboo salt very alkaline or base (pH value between 9 and 12), while most types of salt are acidic. Bamboo salt can therefore have a neutralising effect on acidic food, which makes a good breeding ground for many diseases.
You can use bamboo salt for many things; a mineral-rich supplement or to enrich your food, but also to brush your teeth, in your bath, or as a saline solution for the nose, eyes and face. Depending on the use, you can go for fine or coarse salt.
Although minerals account for only 3.5% to 4% of our body, they do have a major influence on how they function. They activate vitamins and are therefore at the core of how our body functions. A lack can cause many problems, but you can't just top it up! To be absorbed properly , it is important that they are natural minerals and preferably in the right proportions. Too much of any one mineral works against the absorption or effect of the other minerals.
Salt is vital in life. Salt contains sodium, a substance we do not make ourselves, but which is essential for the proper functioning of muscles and nerve cells, and which also controls our blood pressure and fluids balance. Each salt contains its own unique combination of minerals and trace elements that enable the salt to do its job properly. So it is not a question of consuming less salt but of consuming BETTER, mineral-rich salt.
Sea salt is already an interesting type of salt naturally containing many minerals. But processing it into bamboo salt offers additional benefits:
How bamboo salt is made:
>95% sea salt, bamboo carbon